Dubai features

  • Gianluca Chakra
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    Gianluca Chakra, Front Row Filmed Entertainment

    2014-12-12T09:17:00Z

    Middle East distributor Gianluca Chakra talks about the local penchant for action and horror movies and how he is pinning his hopes on iTunes.

  • Fadel Almheiri
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    Fadel Almheiri, Abood Kandaishan

    2014-12-12T05:43:00Z

    Emirati filmmaker Fadel Almheiri explains to Melanie Goodfellow how nostalgia for a bygone way of life in the UAE inspired his tragicomic Abood Kandaishan.

  • Mario G. Haddad
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    Mario G. Haddad, Empire International

    2014-12-12T04:52:00Z

    Mario G. Haddad, CEO of pan-Arab distributor Empire International, talks to Melanie Goodfellow about the Gulf theatrical market, as well as plans for the pan-Arab launch of Emirati feature From A To B.

  • Waleed Al Shehhi
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    Waleed Al Shehhi, Dolphins

    2014-12-12T04:31:00Z

    Emirati filmmaker Waleed Al Shehhi tells Melanie Goodfellow about his passion for Andrei Tarkovsky and how he finally faced his fears and shot his debut feature Dolphins.

  • Nujoom Al Ghanem
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    Nujoom Al Ghanem, Nearby Sky

    2014-12-12T04:25:00Z

    Emirati filmmaker Nujoom Al Ghanem talks to Liz Shackleton about how she worked with trail-blazing camel owner Fatima Ali Alhameli and building a film industry in the Emirates.

  • Chaitanya Tamhane
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    Chaitanya Tamhane, Court

    2014-12-11T16:15:00Z

    Chaitanya Tamhane talks to Liz Shackleton about making his debut feature Court, which won two prizes at this year’s Venice Film Festival.

  • Rashid Masharawi
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    Rashid Masharawi, Letters From Al Yarmouk

    2014-12-11T16:07:00Z

    Palestinian filmmaker Rashid Masharawi talks to Melanie Goodfellow about his documentary capturing life in the besieged Yarmouk refugee camp on the edge of Damascus.

  • Dolphins
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    IWC Award helps Gulf cinema to grow

    2014-12-10T07:04:00Z

    Now in its third year, the IWC Filmmaker Award is fast becoming an effective launchpad for projects from filmmakers in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries.

  • Khadija Al-Salami
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    Khadija Al-Salami, I Am Nojoom, Age 10 And Divorced

    2014-12-09T17:04:00Z

    Yemeni director Khadija Al-Salami tells Melanie Goodfellow about her struggle to bring the issue of child brides to the big screen in I Am Nojoom, Age 10 And Divorced.

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    Ali Mostafa, From A To B

    2014-12-09T16:44:00Z

    Emirati director Ali Mostafa talks to Melanie Goodfellow about his pan-Arab road movie From A to B, which screens in his hometown of Dubai on Thursday as part of DIFF’s Arabian Nights line-up.